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Legislative Assembly

The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is the formal designation of the state legislature.  The Legislative Assembly consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives.  The Senate may consist of 40-54 members and the House may consist of 80-108 members, depending on the number of senatorial districts.

Legislative members take office December 1 of even-numbered years.  The Legislative Assembly convenes in regular session the following January.  The first Legislative Assembly convened on November 19, 1889.

Workplace Harassment Policy

Pursuant to Joint Rule 901, it is the policy of the Legislative Assembly to create and maintain an environment in which all members of the Legislative Assembly, legislative employees, and third parties are treated with dignity and respect. Legislators, legislative employees, and third parties have the right to an environment free from workplace harassment, both subtle and overt. The Legislative Assembly strives to eliminate all workplace harassment that legislators, legislative employees, and third parties may encounter. In furtherance of Joint Rule 901, this is the workplace harassment policy of the Legislative Assembly.

Joint Rule 901. Workplace harassment policy.

  1. The Legislative Assembly is committed to providing a healthy and appropriate work environment for legislators, legislative employees, and other state employees which is free from workplace harassment. Workplace harassment in any manner will not be tolerated.
  2. The North Dakota Legislative Assembly Policy Against Workplace Harassment, including the Checklist for Intake and Investigations Under the North Dakota Legislative Assembly Policy Against Workplace Harassment, is incorporated into this rule.
  3. Any individual who believes the individual has been subjected to workplace harassment is encouraged to contact the Senate Majority Leader or Minority Leader or a designee of the opposite gender, or the House of Representatives Majority Leader or Minority Leader or a designee of the opposite gender.

North Dakota Legislative Assembly Policy Against Workplace Harassment